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I know you all think you are alone in overwhelm…


You are not alone.  There are many, many,…..many overwhelmed health coaches.


Today, and in this blog, I wanted to take some time to address overwhelm.  Building Abundance is coming up in a few weeks and although it will help you to eliminate the overwhelm by clarifying what it is you need to be doing….it will be overwhelming if you don’t take the time ahead to get ready and make space in your life for it.



We keep adding little things onto our plate until we are completely overwhelmed.  When they are little things that we don’t have a clear understanding of…well it is even worse.  We not only add the to-do…but we add the to-do with the education, implementation and anything that changes because of that new task.

Some of my tips to overcome overwhelm:


  1. Break it down into bite size chunks.  I will sit at my desk and do one thing at a time.  Don’t think about everything else while you are focusing on the “one thing” you are working on.
  2. Set aside one day a week for paperwork.  I never schedule anything else for that day so I don’t get side tracked.
  3. Say NO!  This is one of the hardest things to do because we think we are super people.  Everyone will be happier if you learn to say no.


Use this PDF (an original …pre- Building Abundance) to schedule your time better.


This PDF is FREE.


PLUS…there is a bonus at the end on how to sell without being slimy salesy.



Overcome the overwhelm…be easy on yourself and put some time management principles into action!


Share this with your overwhelmed friends!

Join in the conversation below and share some of your tips that work for overwhelm.








  1. Lorna

    Breaking it into small tasks like this is so important. When we look at all we have to do it absolutely feels overwhelming. We can’t do more than one thing at a time (well, we can, but it won’t be done well)–so attack one small thing and when you get that finished you will feel so good it will be easier to tackle the next and the next.

  2. Michelle Lemmer

    Thanks Cathy! I have been in overwhelm mode for sure! Thanks for this subject! I love the ideas you shared and I love that we look at it as helping and not selling! I really needed to read this! Thanks again

  3. Cathy

    Seems like you and I had similar thoughts this week. Must be the back-to-school time of year that naturally turns our thoughts to new projects…that quickly digress into overwhelm.

    Saying No is a big one. At a certain point I even have to say no to myself when the ideas start piling up!

  4. Cynthia Djengue

    Great! Overwhelm is definitely an issue for us entrepreneurs trying to juggle it all. I find that we have our plates full and can’t properly teach others on how to relax, sleep better, have more energy, etc. A little irony there. It’s always nice to have your organizational updates!

  5. Michelle

    Great pdf, Cathy! Thank you! Overwhelm is a constant battle for me. Just when I think I’ve got it all under control…

    Your #2 rule of sales is GOLDEN.

  6. Shelley ugyan

    Thanks Cathy ! I love your tips- especially- just say NO! I think thats a big one for people who are just starting any business. having boundaries and clear intentions are so important- and I too set aside a day for paperwork. Love it 🙂

  7. Jane None

    Thank you, Cathy, for these great suggestions. This article came at the perfect time for me. I really like your idea of breaking things down into manageable chunks!

  8. Becky

    Thanks for this great post for breaking down ways to avoid being overwhelmed. I especially agree with #3 – saying no! It is definitely tough to do this and to stay on top of everything while remaining calm as my to do list grows…

  9. april

    thank you for the pdf, cathy! AND the timely advice. i am currently feeling a bit of overwhelm as i prepare to leave (in 3 days!) for a month-long stay in south america. trying to wade through my lists – what to do before i leave, what to pack, what to set up for my absence. (can’t wait until i’m on that airplane . . .)

  10. Susie

    I speak about reducing overwhelm all the time & it is what seems to resonate with most women. Breaking things down in ‘bite-sized’ chucks allows for you to get it done & check it off the list, great tip!!


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